The Nebraska Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Nebraska. The court consists of a chief justice and six associate justices. Each justice is initially appointed by the governor of Nebraska; using the Missouri Plan, each justice is then subject to a retention vote for additional six-year terms. The six justices each represent a Supreme Court district; the chief justice is appointed (and retained) at-large.
... Further information Nebraska Supreme Court The judicial system in Nebraska is unified, with the Nebraska Supreme Court having administrative authority over all Nebraska courts ... Nebraska uses the Missouri Plan for the selection of judges at all levels ... The lowest courts in Nebraska are the county courts, above that are twelve district courts (containing one or more counties) ...
... In 1995, Nebraska Governor Ben Nelson appointed Gerrard to the Nebraska Supreme Court ... years of age, Gerrard was the youngest ever appointee to the Nebraska Supreme Court ... He left the court in 2012 upon appointment to the federal bench ...
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